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The implications of determinism

Author: Roy Weatherford
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1991.
Series: Problems of philosophy (Routledge (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The idea of the inevitable has exerted a powerful force on philosophical thought. This text provides a comprehensive introduction to determinism, one of the central problems of philosophy.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Weatherford
ISBN: 0415033039 9780415033039
OCLC Number: 24321738
Description: x, 275 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
Part 1: The history of the problem. I. Introduction ; II. Determinism in antiquity ; III. God through the ages ; IV. The rise of science ; V. The grand metaphysicians ; VI. The soft determinists ; VII. The hard determinists ; VIII. More science ; IX. Action theory ; X. Micro-determinism, macro-determinism, and supervenience ; XI. Other contemporary analyses --
Part 2: Determinism : so what? XII. Logical determinism ; XIII. Theological determinism ; XIV. Psychological determinism ; XV. Physical determinism ; XVI. Physical implications of determinism ; XVII. Moral implications of determinism ; XVIII. Cultural implications of determinism.
Series Title: Problems of philosophy (Routledge (Firm))
Responsibility: Roy Weatherford.

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